Mark (Author John Mark)

1:1Beginning of the glad tidings of Jesus Christ, Son of God;

1:2as it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, *I* send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way.

1:3Voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

1:4There came John baptising in the wilderness, and preaching the baptism of repentance for remission of sins.

1:5And there went out to him all the district of Judaea, and all they of Jerusalem, and were baptised by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

1:6And John was clothed in camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins, and ate locusts and wild honey.

1:7And he preached, saying, There comes he that is mightier than I after me, the thong of whose sandals I am not fit to stoop down and unloose.

1:8*I* indeed have baptised you with water, but *he* shall baptise you with the Holy Spirit.

1:9And it came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptised by John at the Jordan.

1:10And straightway going up from the water, he saw the heavens parting asunder, and the Spirit, as a dove, descending upon him.

1:11And there came a voice out of the heavens: *Thou* art my beloved Son, in thee I have found my delight.

1:12And immediately the Spirit drives him out into the wilderness.

1:13And he was in the wilderness forty days tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him.

1:14But after John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee preaching the glad tidings of the kingdom of God,

1:15and saying, The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God has drawn nigh; repent and believe in the glad tidings.

1:16And walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon, and Andrew, Simon's brother, casting out a net in the sea, for they were fishers.

1:17And Jesus said to them, Come after me, and I will make you become fishers of men;

1:18and straightway leaving their trawl-nets they followed him.

1:19And going on thence a little, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, and these were in the ship repairing the trawl-nets;

1:20and straightway he called them; and leaving their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, they went away after him.

1:21And they go into Capernaum. And straightway on the sabbath he entered into the synagogue and taught.

1:22And they were astonished at his doctrine, for he taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes.

1:23And there was in their synagogue a man possessed by an unclean spirit, and he cried out

1:24saying, Eh! what have we to do with thee, Jesus, Nazarene? Art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the holy one of God.

1:25And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace and come out of him.

1:26And the unclean spirit, having torn him, and uttered a cry with a loud voice, came out of him.

1:27And all were amazed, so that they questioned together among themselves, saying, What is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.

1:28And his fame went out straightway into the whole region of Galilee around.

1:29And straightway going out of the synagogue, they came with James and John into the house of Simon and Andrew.

1:30And the mother-in-law of Simon lay in a fever. And straightway they speak to him about her.

1:31And he went up to her and raised her up, having taken her by the hand, and straightway the fever left her, and she served them.

1:32But evening being come, when the sun had gone down, they brought to him all that were suffering, and those possessed by demons;

1:33and the whole city was gathered together at the door.

1:34And he healed many suffering from various diseases; and he cast out many demons, and did not suffer the demons to speak because they knew him.

1:35And rising in the morning long before day, he went out and went away into a desert place, and there prayed.

1:36And Simon and those with him went after him:

1:37and having found him, they say to him, All seek thee.

1:38And he says to them, Let us go elsewhere into the neighbouring country towns, that I may preach there also, for for this purpose am I come forth.

1:39And he was preaching in their synagogues in the whole of Galilee, and casting out demons.

1:40And there comes to him a leper, beseeching him, and falling on his knees to him, and saying to him, If thou wilt thou canst cleanse me.

1:41But Jesus, moved with compassion, having stretched out his hand, touched him, and says to him, I will, be thou cleansed.

1:42And as he spoke straightway the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed.

1:43And having sharply charged him, he straightway sent him away,

1:44and says to him, See thou say nothing to any one, but go, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing what Moses ordained, for a testimony to them.

1:45But he, having gone forth, began to proclaim it much, and to spread the matter abroad, so that he could no longer enter openly into the city, but was without in desert places, and they came to him from every side.

2:1And he entered again into Capernaum after several days, and it was reported that he was at the house;

2:2and straightway many were gathered together, so that there was no longer any room, not even at the door; and he spoke the word to them.

2:3And there come to him men bringing a paralytic, borne by four;

2:4and, not being able to get near to him on account of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was, and having dug it up they let down the couch on which the paralytic lay.

2:5But Jesus, seeing their faith, says to the paralytic, Child, thy sins are forgiven thee.

2:6But certain of the scribes were there sitting, and reasoning in their hearts,

2:7Why does this man thus speak? he blasphemes. Who is able to forgive sins except God alone?

2:8And straightway Jesus, knowing in his spirit that they are reasoning thus within themselves, said to them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?

2:9Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy couch and walk?

2:10But that ye may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, he says to the paralytic,

2:11To thee I say, Arise, take up thy couch and go to thine house.

2:12And he rose up straightway, and, having taken up his couch, went out before them all, so that all were amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it thus.

2:13And he went out again by the sea, and all the crowd came to him, and he taught them.

2:14And passing by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax-office, and says to him, Follow me. And he rose up and followed him.

2:15And it came to pass as he lay at table in his house, that many tax-gatherers and sinners lay at table with Jesus and his disciples; for they were many, and they followed him.

2:16And the scribes and the Pharisees, seeing him eating with sinners and tax-gatherers, said to his disciples, Why is it that he eats and drinks with tax-gatherers and sinners?

2:17And Jesus having heard it says to them, They that are strong have not need of a physician, but those who are ill. I have not come to call righteous men, but sinners.

2:18And the disciples of John and the Pharisees were fasting; and they come and say to him, Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

2:19And Jesus said to them, Can the sons of the bride-chamber fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast.

2:20But days will come when the bridegroom shall have been taken away from them, and then shall they fast in that day.

2:21No one sews a patch of new cloth on an old garment: otherwise its new filling-up takes from the old stuff, and there is a worse rent.

2:22And no one puts new wine into old skins; otherwise the wine bursts the skins, and the wine is poured out, and the skins will be destroyed; but new wine is to be put into new skins.

2:23And it came to pass that he went on the sabbath through the cornfields; and his disciples began to walk on, plucking the ears.

2:24And the Pharisees said to him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath what is not lawful?

2:25And *he* said to them, Have ye never read what David did when he had need and hungered, *he* and those with him,

2:26how he entered into the house of God, in the section of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the shew-bread, which it is not lawful unless for the priests to eat, and gave even to those that were with him?

2:27And he said to them, The sabbath was made on account of man, not man on account of the sabbath;

2:28so that the Son of man is lord of the sabbath also.

3:1And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was there a man having his hand dried up.

3:2And they watched him if he would heal him on the sabbath, that they might accuse him.

3:3And he says to the man who had his hand dried up, Rise up and come into the midst.

3:4And he says to them, Is it lawful on the sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill? But they were silent.

3:5And looking round upon them with anger, distressed at the hardening of their heart, he says to the man, Stretch out thy hand. And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored.

3:6And the Pharisees going out straightway with the Herodians took counsel against him, how they might destroy him.

3:7And Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea; and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea,

3:8and from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea and beyond the Jordan; and they of around Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, having heard what things he did, came to him.

3:9And he spoke to his disciples, in order that a little ship should wait upon him on account of the crowd, that they might not press upon him.

3:10For he healed many, so that they beset him that they might touch him, as many as had plagues.

3:11And the unclean spirits, when they beheld him, fell down before him, and cried saying, *Thou* art the Son of God.

3:12And he rebuked them much, that they might not make him manifest.

3:13And he goes up into the mountain, and calls whom he himself would, and they went to him.

3:14And he appointed twelve that they might be with him, and that he might send them to preach,

3:15and to have power to heal diseases, and to cast out demons.

3:16And he gave to Simon the surname of Peter;

3:17and James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, and he gave them the surname of Boanerges, that is, Sons of thunder;

3:18and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean,

3:19and Judas Iscariote, who also delivered him up. And they come to the house.

3:20And again a crowd comes together, so that they cannot even eat bread.

3:21And his relatives having heard of it went out to lay hold on him, for they said, He is out of his mind.

3:22And the scribes who had come down from Jerusalem said, He has Beelzebub, and, By the prince of the demons he casts out demons.

3:23And having called them to him, he said to them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?

3:24And if a kingdom has become divided against itself, that kingdom cannot subsist.

3:25And if a house has become divided against itself, that house cannot subsist.

3:26And if Satan rise up against himself, and is divided, he cannot subsist, but has an end.

3:27But no one can, having entered into his house, plunder the goods of the strong man unless he first bind the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.

3:28Verily I say unto you, that all sins shall be forgiven to the sons of men, and all the injurious speeches with which they may speak injuriously;

3:29but whosoever shall speak injuriously against the Holy Spirit, to eternity has no forgiveness; but lies under the guilt of an everlasting sin;

3:30-- because they said, He has an unclean spirit.

3:31And his brethren and his mother come, and standing without sent to him calling him.

3:32And a crowd sat around him. And they said to him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren seek thee without.

3:33And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother or my brethren?

3:34And looking around in a circuit at those that were sitting around him, he says, Behold my mother and my brethren:

3:35for whosoever shall do the will of God, *he* is my brother, and sister, and mother.

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